Product Designer

| Chicago
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Company Description

M1 is a young, rapidly growing company determined to reinvent personal finance. We believe the current tools used to invest, borrow, or spend your money fall short of what's possible with new technologies, and we're looking to change that. We're building the tools to empower people to make the most of their money through a free and intuitive automated financial platform. We already manage hundreds of millions of dollars and are signing up thousands of new customers each week, but we’re just getting started and have ambitious plans to take on an entrenched industry. Join us and help build the future of personal finance.

Job Description

We're looking for an experienced product designer to collaborate with our team on the exploration, strategy, and design of features for our iOS, Android, and web applications. The right person will use their user-centered perspective to solve design problems holistically and systematically, while moving rapidly and attentively to deliver assets for implementation. As part of the design team, you'll be heavily involved in shaping our design practice in terms of research, prototyping, workflow, and implementation. Everybody who joins our team is given space to lead and demonstrate their own expertise, so we would ask that you also embody the same self-motivated and growth-minded entrepreneurial spirit. If you’re the kind of designer who enjoys improving design ops, designing for scale and complexity, and rethinking consumer financial digital experiences — then we’d love to talk to you.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with a cross-functional team to design, iterate, and deliver new features on all platforms (iOS, Android, web)
  • Identify opportunities for refinement or improvement in existing core features
  • Balance user and business priorities when devising new flows and interface patterns
  • Seek out and understand design parameters and constraints to optimize for the best solutions
  • Set the tone for reviews by articulating design motivations and rationale
  • Create design documentation, storyboards, wireframes, mock-ups, design assets, and other deliverables
  • Engage with product engineers to ensure successful execution of design specifications
  • Help manage and maintain our design system
  • Help refine our design process from discovery to implementation
  • Grow our budding user research practice
Qualifications
  • Prior professional product and UX/UI design experience, preferably focused on mobile apps and within a product team
  • Firm understanding of platform-specific constructs on iOS, Android, and web
  • Familiarity with some standard industry tools (examples: Sketch, Figma, InVision, Zeplin, GitHub, Trello, etc.)
  • Experience with building prototypes
  • Understanding of designing with reusable components and patterns
  • Experience with user research
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Structured, organized thinker that is both attentive to detail and mindful of the big picture
  • Basic knowledge of and interest in investing and personal finance
Additional information

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Flexible work hours and PTO
  • Standard office perks (snacks, drinks, up-to-date hardware and software) that will allow you to do your best work
  • Office in the Loop conveniently located near public transit
  • Transparent and open communication about the business
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Location

213 W Institute Place, Suite 301, Chicago, IL 60610

An Insider's view of M1 Finance

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Laid back but very energetic at the same time. We're always working on the next product update, the next campaign, and while it can be a bit demanding, every team is good about providing flexibility and we celebrate all successes together.

Catalina

Art Director

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Open communication and collaboration welcome at all times. We're always looking for ways to harness each other's expertise so that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Patryk

Digital Marketing Specialist

What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for people who are smart, ambitious, hard-working, and friendly.

Steven

VP of Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

M1 Finance should functionally change the way we manage our personal finances.

Steven

VP of Engineering

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

M1 has a mountain to climb, and we are always looking for more solutions. Any person on my team is empowered to come up with those solutions

Steven

VP of Engineering

What are M1 Finance Perks + Benefits

M1 Finance Benefits Overview

A great product is the result of a talented team and strong work culture. At M1, our philosophy is to hire unbelievably intelligent, motivated, high-integrity individuals and promote an environment that enables their best work.

Our company’s culture reflects what creative, intelligent people value in their careers: meaningful and interesting work, a fun environment, and financially rewarding opportunities.

https://www.m1finance.com/about/culture

Culture
Volunteer in local community
M1 sponsors volunteer opportunities in the Chicago community each quarter, which allows us to give back, bond as a team, and spend time doing things that are important to the employees of M1.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
M1 uses a SIMPLE IRA, which is similar to a 401K. It allows us to use the M1 platform for the retirement benefit. M1 will contribute 2%, regardless of the employee contribution, even if that is 0%.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. M1 also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
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